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About Libman Education

Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the health care workforce offering self-paced and instructor-led online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding. Our courses are specifically designed to improve individual skills and increase the efficiencies and competencies of health care providers and institutions. At Libman Education, we understand the needs and challenges of a well-trained workforce and offer the right-mix of online education to ensure that the health care professionals are prepared to meet the challenges of the changing workplace.

ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q2 2021): Bilateral Chronic and Subsegmental Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary embolism is a blockage in a pulmonary artery in the lungs. Q2 2021 Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM/PCS includes instruction on how to correctly report bilateral chronic and subsegmental pulmonary embolism in ICD-10-CM. Join Libman Education’s Faye Kelly, RHIT, CCS for this brief video preview of Libman Education’s Coding Clinic Commentary for Q2 2021.   […]

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How to Use Queries to Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Providers

How to Use Queries to Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Providers

By Faye Kelly, RHIT, CCS Queries are essential to the process of creating strong and complete documentation that captures the patient’s health condition and supports accurate coding and appropriate billing that will withstand an audit. I think of queries as part of a continual improvement process for everyone involved in documentation. I start with the […]

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ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q2 2021): Excision of Pituitary Macroadenoma within Cavernous Sinus

In response to a question regarding how to code an excision of a pituitary macroadenoma within the cavernous sinus in ICD-10-PCS, Q2 2021 Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM/PCS includes instruction. Join Libman Education’s Faye Kelly, RHIT, CCS for this brief video preview of Libman Education’s Coding Clinic Commentary for Q2 2021.   FY 2022 Code Updates:  Learn […]

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ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q2 2021): Goldilocks Breast Reconstruction

Goldilocks breast reconstruction is a skin-sparing mastectomy. Q2 2021 Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM/PCS includes instruction on how to code both the mastectomy and the reconstruction in ICD-10-PCS. Join Libman Education’s Faye Kelly, RHIT, CCS, for this brief video preview of Libman Education’s Coding Clinic Commentary for Q2 2021.   FY 2022 Code Updates:  Learn what the […]

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Coding Education for Providers: Creating a Positive Environment

Coding Education for Providers: Creating a Positive Environment

By Victoria Jennings, RHIA, CCS, CPC-A Here is what you specifically need to understand about education: “When an atmosphere encourages learning, learning is inevitable.” (Elizabeth Foss) Well, that sounds very reasonable. But what makes an “atmosphere that encourages learning?” Thinking now of my providers, what will increase their willingness to learn? I have been educating […]

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Bias in Healthcare Algorithms

Bias in Healthcare Algorithms

By Bradley Merrill Thompson and Jason E. Christ, Epstein Becker Green The application of artificial intelligence technologies to health care delivery, coding and population management may profoundly alter the manner in which clinicians and others interact with patients, and seek reimbursement. While on one hand, AI may promote better treatment decisions and streamline coding and […]

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Responding to Law Enforcement Demands for HIPAA Protected Information

Responding to Law Enforcement Demands for HIPAA Protected Information

by Clay Lee, Associate, Epstein Becker Green Medical providers are often asked, or feel obligated, to disclose confidential information about patients. This blog post discusses when disclosures of confidential medical information involve law enforcement, but the general principles discussed herein are instructive in any scenario. To protect patient confidentiality and avoid costly civil liability arising […]

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ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q1 2021): Placement of Interspinous Distraction Device (Spacer) for Decompression

Coding Clinic for Q1 2021 includes a discussion of Placement of Interspinous Distraction Device (Spacer) for Decompression. Faye Kelly, RHIT, CCS, a broadly experienced HIM professional and trainer, provides insight and commentary in this free, brief presentation.     Subscribe today!  One issue or a full year:  Coding Clinic Commentary keeps you informed with in-depth […]

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ICD-10 Coding Clinic Update (Q1 2021): Fractures due to CPR

Coding Clinic for Q1 2021 includes a discussion of fractures due to CPR.  Faye Kelly, RHIT, CCS, a broadly experienced HIM professional and trainer, provides insight and commentary in this free, brief presentation.     Coding Clinic Commentary keeps you informed with in-depth commentary on selected coding advice and clarifications from recent issues of AHA […]

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Inpatient Rehabilitation: Coding Z Codes

Inpatient Rehabilitation: Coding Z Codes

by Nirmala Sivakumar, CCS, CDIP Question: Should Z codes be recorded under comorbid conditions (item 24) on the IRF-PAI (Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility – Patient Assessment Instrument)? Answer: The IRF-PAI training manual defines a comorbid condition as a secondary condition a patient has in addition to the primary diagnosis for which the patient was admitted to […]

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Anticipating Intensified RAC Scrutiny Targeting Hospital Upcoding: Three Steps to Ensure Your Organization is Prepared

Anticipating Intensified RAC Scrutiny Targeting Hospital Upcoding: Three Steps to Ensure Your Organization is Prepared

by Cari A. Greenwood, RHIA, CCS, CPC, CICA The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently issued a report on the findings of a study they conducted on trends in billing for inpatient hospital stays for Medicare beneficiaries from FY 2014 through FY 2019. The report, “Trend Toward More Expensive Inpatient Hospital Stays in Medicare Emerged […]

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Libman Education Introduces Coding Workspace™ Next Generation Coder Training

BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – February 23, 2021 – Libman Education’s Coding Workspace™ is a next generation answer to provide high-engagement and challenging hands-on coding practice coupled with detailed guidance on correct code assignment.  Using a small number of carefully selected, real-world cases that vary in complexity from basic to advanced, Coding Workspace™ will sharpen the coder’s […]

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